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Nov 25, 2020

TANNERSVILLE, Penn. – Scenic Camelback Resort in the Pocono Mountains is a memorable escape for families with kids during December weekends and all through the holiday break time. The fun starts on Friday, December 4, with a tree lighting event that includes the arrival of Santa Claus. There are special holiday happenings planned for Lodge and dining guests only scheduled from now until December 30. Throughout the resort, inside and out, holiday decorations include a sled and deer at the porte-cochère, twinkling lights adorning the trees and all will be very merry, bright and white.

Of course, a family trip to Camelback will include a choice of snow activities – skiing, snowshoeing, snowtubing. Aquatopia, the vast indoor waterpark is another not-to-miss attraction. A bonus for Lodge guests throughout the season is the perk of complimentary access to Aquatopia Waterpark.

Special Family Camelback Activities During The Holidays

Starting the celebrating off will be the community tree lighting and the arrival of Santa on Friday, December 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. with hot drinks and sweet treats available. Festive weekend experiences for Lodge and dining guests only include Elf Reading of Christmas classics to children, starting on Friday, December 4, and continuing every Friday and Saturday until December 19. Cookies and Milk served by Santa’s elves will take place in the Lodge Lobby also on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning on December 4. Photos with Santa in his sleigh happen every Saturday and Sunday in December outside from 8 a.m. to noon. Starting December 10, the Hanukkah Celebration features games, songs and the lighting of the menorah, taking place in the Lobby, all eight nights of the holiday.

Then during Christmas Break, there are Cookies and Milk in the Lobby on December 23, Gingerbread Decorating on December 24 for $12, as well as Storytime with Mrs. Claus. On Christmas there will be Christmas Flapjacks at breakfast, and the evening Dive-In Movie on a giant screen at Aquatopia. On the 26th Morning Tunes is when families can jam out in their jammies, and more fun includes Paint & Sip and Aquatopia Glow Night with a DJ, hula hoops, slushies and a Flow Rider contest. The 27th brings an Early Bird Scavenger Hunt around the resort in the afternoon and a Kids’ Pardee with music, dancing and cotton candy. On the 28th there are special Yoga with all ages welcome and a Reptile Show with a photo opportunity to capture the memory. On the 29th kids see an enthralling Magic Show. And on December 30th there are also Yoga and Ice Cream and Dip where families top off their favorite scoops as a grab and go special holiday treat.

Family Snow Fun and Frolicking

Camelback offers a myriad of exceptional ski and snow activities for children and adults. Its Snowtubing Park is the largest in the U.S. and features all-lit nighttime Galactic tubing complete with music and disco lighting, up to 42 lightning fast lanes and two magic carpet lifts. The new Sunbowl Quad Lift brings families to Camelback Mountain Village and is a great convenience for access after kids visit the newly redesigned ski school SnowClub at Mountain Adventures. Special holiday family thrills during Christmas Break include the Great Snowtubing Race at the new snowtubing park on December 27, Snowshoeing in the morning on December 28, 29 and 30, Snowtubing Party on December 29, and A Dashing Through the Snow event is offered on December 28 and December 30. Tubing Tunes will happen on Tuesday, December 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. where guests will interact with the staff, a DJ and fun characters down at snowtubing.

Health and Safety

To ensure the safety of guests and employees, all guests are greeted with a wellness screening to include a temperature check with a no-touch infrared thermometer and asked to wear a mask and comply with six-foot physical distancing policies. All snow adventure seekers will need to reserve their mountain activity times by purchasing advanced lift tickets and passes online or via the resort’s app.

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About Camelback Resort

Nestled in the scenic Pocono Mountains, which were formed 400 million years ago, Camelback Resort is a year-round destination ideal for adventure-packed multi-generational family travel and experiences. The 560-acre resort includes Camelback Mountain for unsurpassed skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing; Camelback Mountain Adventures for ziplining, a treetop obstacle course, and alpine mountain coaster; Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, Pennsylvania’s biggest outdoor waterpark; and Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, the latter voted USA Today’s 2019 #1 Indoor Waterpark.

Accommodations are available at Camelback Lodge, an eight-story mountain modern-designed hotel with 453 guest suites, featuring many dining choices including ski-in/ski-out restaurants, Serenity Spa, a fitness center, 20,000 square feet of flexible conference and meeting venues and 170,000 square feet of indoor adventure and entertainment space.

For reservations and more information, call 1-855-515-1283 or visit